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Fishy Business – Safe and Unsafe Fish to Consume While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

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Fish has a lot of nutrients that are very beneficial for you and your baby. Fish is a great source of protein, healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids all of which have innumerable health benefits. You should definitely plan to regularly include fish in your pregnancy diet, as the benefits …

Changing Education Paradigms

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Changing Education ParadigmsPlay

Creative animated video of a talk by Sir Ken Robinson on the adverse effect of of our traditional education system on our children.
 
Animation provided by the RSA (The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce)

Bright Babyhood’s Heat Safety Campaign – Safety Tips

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It is an understatement to say that the UAE, and the Middle East in general, have brutal summers. Average temperatures in July and August, in the UAE, are typically around 40°Celsius (104°Fahrenheit), and in fact some summers have seen temperatures to soar up to 49° Celsius (120°Fahrenheit).
These high temperatures combined with the …

Checklist for Buying Infant Swings

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Checklist for Buying Infant Swings

An infant swing can be a blessing to help soothe a fussy baby and to help babies fall asleep. Baby swings are even known to calm colicky babies.

However, there are a lot of unsafe and ineffective baby swings in the market. Therefore, it is advisable to consider the following …

Bubble Wubble – A Spelling Edugame

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Can you spell words under pressure? Bubble Wubble is a fun-filled spelling App especially designed for children and young adults. It is a great learning aid to improve word recognition, spelling ability and vocabulary in children and young adults. It is a social game, so your children can compare scores …

Of Early Childhood Education

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An insightful interview with Asma Maladwala, co-owner and director of Inspire Children’s Nursery in Dubai, about the importance of early childhood education. Asma, a teacher at heart and by profession and has spent most of her career in the classroom. Asma has extensive experience working with children – from early childhood through adolescence, …

Why Parental Happiness Matters

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Why Parental Happiness MattersPlay

Christine Carter, Ph.D., and Lindsay Reed Maines discuss why kids benefit when parents prioritize their own happiness.
 
 
 

Book Review – Fox In Socks By Dr Seuss

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This classic Dr. Suess book is anything but dull. Some children’s books can be slightly boring for adults, but I assure you this book does not fall under that category. In fact it comes with a very apt warning label “take it slowly. This book is dangerous”. And ends with …

When Was The Last Time You Were Called Childish?

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When Was The Last Time You Were Called Childish?Play

An interesting talk by child prodigy Adora Svitak about what adults can learn from kids. Adora says that the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, and this starts with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to …

The Parent Rap

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The Parent RapPlay

A funny video about parenting that all parents can probably relate to!
 

Buckle Up In The Back: An Interview with Lesley Cully

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In the UAE, car accidents are the leading cause of death amongst children younger than 14 years of age (63 percent). The fatality rate of children in car accidents in the UAE is almost three times higher than global average. 90 percent of children, in the UAE, are driven around …

A Survival Guide For The First Day Of School

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Starting nursery or preschool is a new chapter in your child’s life (and yours). It is a big step towards independence, especially if up until this point your child has mainly stayed at home. The days leading up to the first day of school are probably going to be an …

11 Year Old Organic Food Activist on Ted Talks

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11 Year Old Organic Food Activist on Ted TalksPlay

An informative talk about organic foods, by an impressive 11 year old organic food activist. Watch and learn about the ills of some conventionally reared/grown foods and the benefits of switching to organic foods.
 
 

The Linguistic Genius of Babies

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The Linguistic Genius of BabiesPlay

Patricia Kuhl, an internationally recognized expert on early language and brain development shares her astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and “taking statistics” on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated …

How to Effectively Deal With Biting

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How to Effectively Deal With BitingPlay

Do you have a biter on your hands? Watch this video for tactics to deal with your little piranha.

Bright Babyhood’s Parent of The Month December 2012 – Anisa Khan

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Anisa is a journalist who lives in Abu Dhabi with her husband and adorable 16 month old daughter, Sara. Anisa is a doting mother, who has time off, from her successful career,to concentrate on raising her little one. She is indeed an awesome parent who tries to go over and above to nurture and …

Parentology Founders : Gonan & Johan Speak at TED in Santa Cruz

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Parentology Founders : Gonan & Johan Speak at TED in Santa CruzPlay

A TED Talks video by UAE’s very own Gonan and Johan. The Bright Babyhood Team are big fans of this duo who are founders of Parentology, a relationship philosophy and series of workshops, currently delivered in four continents. 
 
 
 
 
 

Bright Babyhood’s Parent Of The Month, November 2012 – Deepak Srivastava

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Bright Babyhood’s Parent Of The Month, November 2012 – Deepak Srivastava

Deepak is an IT Project Manager and father to his adorable five year old son, Poorab. Deepak is a doting father who, according to his wife, is the “heart, mind, and soul of the family”.
Deepak is devoted to making his son feel as loved and protected as possible. At …

Bright Babyhood’s Parent Of The Month October, 2012: Hatem Mohammed Abou Kahla

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Hatem is an engineer who resides in Abu Dhabi with his wife and two adorable children – 22 month old Aya and 10 month old Adam. He is a devoted father who, despite his busy career, is involved in every facet of his children’s lives. Even after long days at …

Bright Babyhood’s Parent of the Month for September 2012: Fuzail Musbah

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Bright Babyhood’s Parent of the Month for September 2012: Fuzail Musbah

Fuzail is an accountant who resides in Al Ain with his wife and two beautiful daughters – Fatima and Hafsa.

Fuzail is a loving father who, even after an exhausting day at work, never fails to muster up enough energy to entertain his daughters and spend some quality time with them. …

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